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Council should have given Det. Parsons a second chance

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By The Staff

Are you perfect? If you think you are perfect, try walking on water. I’m not perfect. I’ve made lots of mistakes and still have a lot to learn. The only way I can go from day to day is with God by my side to help guide me along the way. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t said or done something they are sorry for. I’m glad God gives us second chances to right our wrongs.

I can’t understand why City Council doesn’t believe in second chances. It makes me wonder are they so perfect that they have never made a mistake or done anything wrong that they didn’t need someone to care enough to give them a second chance to right their wrongs. I think that whoever votes for City Council members should take a real good look into the background of those who run for office. You might be surprised at what you find out. I wonder how many are so perfect that they can walk on water.

With all the trouble, drugs, murder, domestic violence and burglary running rampant in Lancaster, sometimes you have to be tough and sometimes you do things you wish you hadn’t. With all the training and experience Det. Pat Parsons had on his job and all the hard work he has done, I think it is a shame to throw it all away. I read where someone said he did it to himself. Maybe he did make a mistake, but I’m sure it could have been handled in a different way instead of firing him. I think he really deserved a second chance.

I said sometime you have to be tough and I know from experience if he had not cared enough to help me when I needed it, we would not have had our second chance. I’m so thankful he was the one to care enough to help us and be there when we needed him.

I also know how children, teenagers or whoever will tell you anything if they think it will keep them out of trouble. So mothers fool yourself if you want, but I know better. It’s human nature.

I think it is time to wake up and take another good look at City Council’s decision. Instead of condeming Parsons, City Council should have given him a second chance. He made a mistake. He didn’t murder anyone.

Parsons has done a lot more good than harm for the city of Lanaster.

Carolyn Bailey

Lancaster